Maleficent is magnificent
We are going to re-tell a story …let’s see how well you remember it.
What a beautiful opening to this film. A young fairy called Maleficent who smiles at everything and everyone in her kingdom loves her.
This is no fairy tale. This is a film NOT for children. This is a film with adult themes. The theme of love, betrayal and revenge.
Yes the sweet Maleficent falls in love with a human boy…and he is power crazy. This film made me feel so sorry for Maleficent. I felt her pain when she was betrayed. I felt her love when she was happy.
The young Maleficent is not on screen for long but she sets the scene and is so sweet you think how someone can turn so evil. But of course if I had been treated the same way..I would also react that way. A woman scorned and all that.
The three fairies are funny and add a light hearted sprinkle to the serious themes of the film.
Strong female characters are rare in films now..so this was refreshing and a joy to watch. Forget Salt. Forget Tomb Raider, this is Angelina Jolie’s finest hour.
Excellent film. Excellent cast. And the girl who day-dreamed really understood Maleficent. Forget girl power. This is woman power.